Skin Care 2010 - Capitalize on Your Skills

Looking at Hot Topics in Skin Care at the 16th SPSSCS Annual Meeting

Contact:   Sue Dykema, sue@surgery.org
Tel 800.486.0611 or www.spsscs.org

New York, NY -- (April 20, 2010) – The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) celebrates its 16th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  This year’s theme is Skin Care 2010 – Capitalize on Your Skills. The meeting offers educational seminars and sessions for nurses, aestheticians and other trained skin care specialists working in the offices of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Also featured are exhibits from companies manufacturing the latest products for medically-supervised skin care.

“Skin care has come a long way in the past 16 years,” says SPSSCS President-Elect and Program Chair, Susan Wells.  “As Skin Care Specialists we partner with patients to assist them toward their aesthetic goals by collaboratively developing a treatment plan that takes into account their financial resources and lifestyle.  Our meeting content supports that clinical role and our expanded professional role set involving organizational functions.”

According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), cosmetic laser procedures are incredibly popular; almost 1.3 million laser hair removal procedures and nearly half a million IPL laser procedures were performed last year.  John Hoopman, a laser safety officer for the University of Texas at Dallas, will be presenting the basic theories of light as they apply to medicine, and an update on how to avoid complications through a better understanding of laser devices.

Another highlight of the meeting will be a course on the new Injectable Thread Lift technique.  This injection technique, used to add volume to cheeks, brows, chins and jowls, will be taught for the first time at the Skin Care 2010 meeting. 
 
WHAT: Skin Care 2010 – Capitalize on Your Skills
Annual Meeting: Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
(Note: SPSSCS meeting is during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, April 21-27)
WHERE: Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center – Washington, DC
WHEN:   April 20-23, 2010

FACTS ABOUT MEDICALLY-SUPERVISED SKIN CARE:

Medically-supervised skin care, administered by licensed professionals, provides patients with safe, clinically-tested treatments that are proven effective.

Medically-supervised skin care offers patients expert guidance in selecting appropriate products for home use -- products with stronger, more effective ingredients than are available over-the-counter.

Medically-supervised skin care has become part of today’s plastic surgery practice. Among members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 49%* employ a skin care specialist on staff. An additional 9%* of ASAPS members contract the services of an independent skin care specialist.

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Course: Lasers:  Practical Applications
Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 1:30-5:30pm

Master Course: Injectable Thread Lift Technique
Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 1:30-3:30pm
Presenters are available for interviews.

Please contact the ASAPS/SPSSCS communications staff.

* Source: The 300 member Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS) is the only national skin care specialty organization aligned with a medical specialty, plastic surgery.  The organization educates and provides clinical skills to skin care specialists who provide services to plastic surgical patients in the offices of board certified plastic surgeons.  Our membership is comprised of both nurses and aestheticians. www.spsscs.org. Media contact: media@surgery.org
 

About ASAPS
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body.  ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.

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